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Trip Summary

There are 114 daily trains from Berlin to Munich. Traveling by train from Berlin to Munich usually takes around 5 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance313 mi (504 km)
Fastest train3h 56m
Lowest price$17.60
Trains per day22
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Berlin to Munich Route Map

Berlin Munich

What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Munich?

In the last month, $65.61 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Munich. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $88.02 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Berlin to Munich will vary between $47 and $143. Planning a train trip to Munich within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Berlin over the next 7 days is $64. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Munich by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $79 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Munich in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $112 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Munich from Berlin will be about $88.02 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Munich?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin to Munich. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 105 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity16h 55m$70.82
DB Intercity-Express195h 10m$98.25
Deutsche Bahn1055h 37m$99.64
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company87h 32m$82.71
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Munich start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Munich. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and 9 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Munich train travel on DB Intercity takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Munich on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Berlin.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Munich start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 19 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Munich. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and 4 other stations. And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and 35 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Munich train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 5 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 119 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Munich start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and 5 other stations. And in Munich trains arrive at München-Aubing and 30 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Munich train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the train from Berlin to Munich?

You can expect to pay an average price of about €54 for a train ticket from Berlin to Munich, although prices start as low as €20. Bus tickets for this route average just €30, but the trip will take at least 3 hours longer.

Is there an overnight train from Berlin to Munich?

Deutsche Bahn does provide overnight trains from Berlin to Munich, but they take quite a bit longer than other trains from Berlin to Munich. The latest train departs Berlin at around 9:30 p.m., requires a transfer, and arrives in Munich at about 7:30 a.m. the next morning. Most trains making this trip — even ones that require a transfer — take less than 5 hours and 30 minutes. Instead of taking an overnight train, your best bet may be to take a train that leaves very early in the morning, at around 4:30 a.m., arriving into Munich a little after 9:00 a.m.

How far away is Munich from Berlin?

Munich is 584 kilometers (363 miles) from Berlin. A train from Munich to Berlin typically takes between 5 and 5.5 hours, depending on the type of train you take. DB Intercity-Express is the fastest, with an express schedule that will get you there in as little as 3 hours and 54 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Munich during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Munich?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Munich. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Munich?

The distance between Berlin and Munich is approximately 313 miles, or 504 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 56 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Berlin to Munich. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Munich?

There are 114 scheduled trains on most days. 22 of these are direct connections to Munich. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Munich to Berlin.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berlin?

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Main departure station: Berlin Central Station

Occupying a grand modern glass and steel building on the River Spree, Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is around 1.5 km from the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Also referred to as Berlin Central Station, the station is German capital's main railway station (hauptbahnhof). The lower platforms serve train lines that run north-south on Deutsche Bahn. The lower platforms are linked with upper platforms – for east-west services – via escalators and a middle floor containing shops, cafés, and other convenient facilities. It has additional connections with U-Bahn (metro) Line 5 and trams (streetcars). The intercity bus station lies on the opposite side of Europaplatz, with FlixBus providing services across Germany.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Central Station

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Train Station

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

Where is the train station in Munich?

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Main arrival station: München Train Station

Munich's central station, München Train Station, welcomes more than 450,000 passengers every day. The station was first built in 1839 and has been rebuilt and renovated numerous times. As a result, the current station spans numerous buildings and wings, each with its own architectural style. You can find all the necessary amenities such as public restrooms and waiting lounges in the station, and there are even shops for last-minute souvenir shopping! Many Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain routes stop in Munich, heading to cities including Dresden, Berlin, and Cologne. The station is conveniently located just west of Munich's Old Town, with easy connections to the subway (U-Bahn) via the Hauptbanhof station in the same building.

All train stations in Munich:

  • München Train Station

  • München-Pasing

  • München-Mittersendling

  • München Isartor

  • München Siemenswerke

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Langwied

  • München Marienplatz

  • München Hirschgarten

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Perlach

  • München-Neuaubing

  • München Leuchtenbergring

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